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How About That Hamburger for Kim Jong-un? By Dr Peter T Treadway Professor, author and financial advisor, Dr Peter T Treadway is currently principal of Historical Analytics LLC, a consulting firm with an investment approach based on his Wall Street experience as economist, strategist and securities analyst. Dr Peter T Treadway examines th...
Monday, 08 May 2017 13:49

G2E Asia broadens its horizons G2E Asia 2017 will not only be the biggest in its 11 year history, it will also be the most diverse with this year’s show focusing on resort experiences and technology. The 11th anniversary of Asia’s biggest gaming industry trade show and exhibition, G2E Asia, returns to Macau from 16 to 18 May...
Monday, 08 May 2017 12:38

A Star is reborn By Muhammad Cohen | Editor at large Muhammad Cohen also blogs for Forbes on gaming throughout Asia and wrote Hong Kong On Air, a novel set during the 1997 handover about TV news, love, betrayal, high finance and cheap lingerie.   Star Entertainment Group’s rebranding of Jupiters Gold Coast a...
Thursday, 06 April 2017 18:56

Finding the perfect Japanese IR mix By Dr Glenn McCartney and Dr Andy Nazarechuk In the second of their five part series on the development of Japanese integrated resorts, casino and integrated resort experts Dr Glenn McCartney and Dr Andy Nazarechuk look at the wide range of visitor segments a Japanese IR must address and how they d...
Thursday, 06 April 2017 18:53

Society’s goldfish dilemma By Professor Dr Brian To Dr Brian To takes a closer look at the world’s diminishing attention span and how some world leaders have cleverly taken advantage of the trend.   I’m rarely surprised these days by what I read, particularly in the populist publications. But I recently came across ...
Thursday, 06 April 2017 18:49

Virtual sports - Art imitating life By Ben Blaschke  Roman Kuts from software solutions provider Slotegrator and Peter Korpusenko from virtual sports giant Golden Race discuss the evolution of virtual sports and why they have become a genuine alternative to the real thing for bettors across the globe.   “Virtual” is quite t...
Thursday, 06 April 2017 18:43

Investing in Chinese tech stocks By Dr Peter T Treadway Professor, author and financial advisor, Dr Peter T Treadway is currently principal of Historical Analytics LLC, a consulting firm with an investment approach based on his Wall Street experience as economist, strategist and securities analyst.   In his maiden column for ...
Thursday, 06 April 2017 18:39

Progressively impressive By Joan Mantini Advances in game mechanics and systems technologies mean operators have more options than ever before when it comes to the progressive slot machine.   It’s no secret that manufacturers have been integrating new play mechanics, interactive capabilities and even skill-based con...
Thursday, 06 April 2017 18:28

Made for comfort By Ben Blaschke Gary Platt Manufacturing is not only the world’s leading supplier of casino chairs, it was also the company that revolutionized the casino seating industry. If you’ve ever wondered what separates one casino chair from another, the story of Gary Platt’s winning bid for MGM N...
Thursday, 06 April 2017 17:26

Ainsworth upping the ante at G2E Asia Slot machine developer Ainsworth Game Technology will be introducing its latest cabinets at G2E Asia 2017. Ainsworth will showcase a range of premium titles designed specifically for the Asian market at next month’s G2E Asia expo, to be held at the Venetian Macau from 16 to 18 May. Highlighted by...
Thursday, 06 April 2017 17:22

Current Issue

Design For Profit

Design For Profit Architect Paul Steelman provides his insights into designing the most expensive privately funded buildings on earth and making and breaking trends. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor-at-Large EMINENT casino architect Paul Steelman helped create the Asian gaming boom with the groundbreaking design of Sands... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:11

Climbing the mountain

Climbing the mountain   ASX-listed Silver Heritage Group finally launched hotel and casino operations at its new Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa in late 2017, having survived the 2015 earthquake, a fuel blockade on the Nepal-India border and an AU$19 million (US$14.4 million) funding shortage as a result of the delays. ... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:07

Can sportsbooks survive a 1% tax on handle?

Can sportsbooks survive a 1% tax on handle?   The big news coming out of the United States this year is the likely striking down of the federal ban on sports betting. But with many states licking their lips in anticipation of added tax dollars, the sports betting industry may well have another crippling fight on its hands. THE US Supreme C... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:05

Herman Ng:Macau Pioneer

Herman Ng:Macau Pioneer Inside Asian Gaming discovers a bit more about Herman Ng, CEO and Executive Director of Macau-based slot machine services firm Asia Pioneer Entertainment (APE). Ben Blaschke: Can you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your background? Herman Ng: I grew up in Macau and then when I was 16 ... Monday, 29 January 2018 14:52